Cover image: On October 15, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge exercised the authority granted him by the Antiquities Act of 1906 to proclaim the Statue of Liberty a national monument. Sixty years later, in 1984, the National Park Service, the bi-national French-American Committee for the Restoration of the Statue of Liberty, and the private Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation began restoration of the statue in preparation for her 100th anniversary in 1986. A French team of sculptors and metalworkers reconstructed the statue's signature torch and flame in reaffirmation of Franco-American friendship as expressed in the Statue of Liberty itself—a gift to the people of the United States from the people of France in 1886. The statue was inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1984. (Jet Lowe, photographer, May 1984. Courtesy of the Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service.)
View the original cover image in the Library of Congress's Historic American Engineering Record collection.
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